A man who had been dumping headless chickens in a box in the front yard of a Westport home has been arrested by police.
The latest chicken dumping incident took place around 11:30 p.m., Friday, April 12, when the victim reported an illegal dumping complaint on Franklin Street, said the Westport Police.
The victim’s property had been the site of several recent illegal dumping incidents in which a suspect has left boxes containing decapitated chickens, police said.
The victim reported a suspect just dropped a bag on his property and was running south on Franklin Street towards Saugatuck Railroad Station. The bag was found to contain two decapitated chickens and one white pigeon, police added.
Westport Police Cpl. Kevin Smith located the man, identified as Ajamu Obataiye, 48, of New York City, at the train station.
The victim’s home surveillance footage confirmed Obataiye was the suspect, police said.
Obataiye was taken into custody and brought to police headquarters where he was charged with breach of peace, cruelty to animals, and illegal dumping.
Obataiye was released after posting a $7,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Norwalk on April 23.
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